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FDA In Brief: FDA Provides Agricultural Biotechnology Curriculum for Middle and High School Students

Food and Drug Administration

“The FDA’s new, interactive, supplementary curriculum is designed for use in middle and high school science classes to help students learn about food agriculture and the use of biotechnology, such as the genetic engineering of plants, in our food supply. A team of U.S. teachers in the fields of agriculture, biology, environmental science, technology and […]

Miller-Meeks Statement on Budget Resolution

Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, February 5th, 2021, Representative Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02) released the following statement after voting NAY on the budget resolution. “I am disappointed that Congressional leaders brought a partisan budget resolution to the floor costing $1.9 trillion of taxpayer dollars. Congress has acted in a bipartisan manner to address the pandemic, and it is unfortunate […]

FDA Steps Up Efforts to Protect Consumers from Food Allergens

Food and Drug Administration

By: Susan Mayne, Ph.D., Director, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Millions of Americans have food allergies and may experience adverse reactions to products that contain food allergens. Eight foods have been identified as major food allergens, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is aware of other food allergens, such as sesame. Most […]

Pandemic Response, Pandemic Preparation

By: Stephen M. Hahn, M.D., Commissioner of Food and Drugs and Anand Shah, M.D., Deputy Commissioner for Medical and Scientific Affairs Over the past year, we’ve seen first-hand the devastation and turmoil wreaked by the COVID-19 pandemic; the unparalleled economic and personal tragedies inflicted on families and communities across the nation. We’ve also had the […]

Congresswoman Miller-Meeks’ Statement Upon Being Sworn Into Congress

Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks issued the following statement today upon her swearing in as a member of the 117th United States Congress: “I am humbled and honored to have taken the oath of office as Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District representative and I wish my predecessor, Congressman Dave Loebsack, well in his future endeavors. […]

Trump Administration has honored Native cultures

Originally Published by the Santa Fe New Mexican By: Tara Katuk Sweeney, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs In 1891, Swedish archaeologists conducted excavations of cultural artifacts belonging to the tribes culturally connected to the Mesa Verde region, removing ancestral remains and funerary artifacts from their resting places in southwestern Colorado. These sacred artifacts were on […]

Trump Administration Grants Gold Star Families and Military Veterans Free Entrance to National Parks, Refuges and Other Public Lands Starting Veterans Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On behalf of the Trump Administration and in support of America’s military members and families, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt signed Secretary’s Order 3387 at the Iowa Gold Star Museum in October, announcing that Gold Star Families and U.S. military veterans will be granted free access to national parks, national […]

Trump Administration Provides 5th Grade Students with Free Entrance to National Parks, Refuges and Other Public Lands

DES MOINES, Iowa —  While at Neil Smith National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt signed a Secretary’s Order that waives entrance fees to national parks, wildlife refuges and other public lands and waters managed by the Department of the Interior for 5th grade students and their families from now until […]

FDA Takes Actions to Help Lower U.S. Prescription Drug Prices

Food and Drug Administration

Final Rule, Guidance Fulfill Plan for Safe Importation of Certain Drugs Originally Intended for Foreign Markets Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took actions to help provide safe, effective, and more affordable drugs to American patients as part of the Safe Importation Action Plan, fulfilling […]

Loebsack Honored with National Service Leadership Award from America’s Service Commissions

Named 2020 Friend of America’s Service Commissions Washington, D.C. – At a recent virtual awards ceremony hosted by America’s Service Commissions (ASC), it was announced that Congressman Dave Loebsack was named a 2020 Friend of America’s Service Commissions. The awards program is held each year to recognize the leadership and accomplishments of state service commissions […]


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